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original jurisdiction

original jurisdiction  

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The right of a court, usually a minor or trial court, to hear a case at its inception.
ACCESS

ACCESS  

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Mnemonic for Shepherd's model of investigation as a cycle. The key words are Assess, Collect, Collate, Evaluate, Survey, Summary.
Enforcement Concordat

Enforcement Concordat  

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A document issued by the Cabinet Office giving guidance to regulatory authorities on enforcement of consumer protection laws.
chop shop

chop shop  

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An establishment where stolen motor vehicles are dismantled in order that the component parts may be sold.
Financial Stability Board

Financial Stability Board  

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An international body agreed by the G20 London Summit Leaders’ Statement in April 2009 to be constituted as a successor to the Financial Stability Forum. Its purpose is to collaborate ...
Europol Liaison Officers

Europol Liaison Officers  

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(ELO)Personnel seconded to Europol by European member states as representatives of their national law enforcement agencies.
pistol-grip

pistol-grip  

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A handle or grip shaped like the butt of a pistol, often found on assault rifles and similar weapons.
blast

blast  

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The sudden and rapid increase in air pressure caused by an explosion. It is a frequent cause of barotrauma.
lineal ancestors

lineal ancestors  

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Forebears in a direct line (e.g. parents are the lineal ancestors of their children). See consanguinity; kin; relatives.
abstracting electricity

abstracting electricity  

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The offence, punishable with up to five years' imprisonment and/or a fine, of dishonestly using, wasting, or diverting electricity. This offence may be committed by someone who bypasses his ...
appointed day

appointed day  

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The date specified in an Act of Parliament (or in a commencement order) for its coming into force.
words of art

words of art  

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Words whose legal interpretation has been fixed so that the legal effect of their use is known.
Law Reform Committee

Law Reform Committee  

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A body established by the Lord Chancellor to consider particular areas of law that may need reform.
oral agreement

oral agreement  

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A contract made by word of mouth, as opposed to one made in writing. See also implied contract.
self-policing

self-policing  

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1 A method of enforcing regulations without intervention by authorities, e.g. a 20mph speed limit enforced by traffic calming methods rather than detection.2 Control by members of the community ...
custody for offenders under 21

custody for offenders under 21  

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An offender under the age of 21 cannot be sentenced to imprisonment; instead he may be sentenced to detention in a young offender institution under s 96 of the Powers of Criminal Courts Sentencing ...
Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld

Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld  

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420 U.S. 636 (1975), argued 20 Jan. 1975, decided 19 Mar. 1975 by vote of 8 to 0; Brennan for the Court, Powell, joined by Burger, and Rehnquist concurring; Douglas not participating. Following its ...
Cummings v. Missouri

Cummings v. Missouri  

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71 U.S. 277 (1867), argued 15, 16, 19, and 20 Mar. 1866, decided 14 Jan. 1867 by vote of 5 to 4; Field for the Court, Miller in dissent. Ex parte Garland, 71 U.S. 333, argued 13–15 Mar. 1866, decided ...
ex post facto

ex post facto  

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[Latin: by a subsequent act]Describing any legal act, such as a statute, that has retrospective effect.
Gray's Inn

Gray's Inn  

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One of the four Inns of Court, situated in Holborn. The earliest claims for its existence are c.1370.

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